Friday January 18-Sunday January 20, 2019

How to prepare for Stratford Winterfest

 

Just a friendly reminder if you attend the outdoor portion of our festival.

 

Dress your child in layers: It will help keep her warm and dry outside. The rule of thumb for older babies and young children is to dress them in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same conditions. Always be sure to check the windchill (as well as the temperature) before sending her out to play. To be on the safe side, don't let children play outdoors if the windchill is 10?F or lower.

 

KIDS:

 

•First layer: Thermal underwear, sock liners, wool socks, and glove liners.

 

•Second layer: Turtleneck, sweater, or a vest, plus sweatpants or ski pants.

 

•Third layer: Water-resistant jacket, a hat, mittens, and waterproof boots with gripping surfaces. Instead of a scarf, buy a neck gaiter. A scarf can get caught on objects, posing a strangulation hazard.

 

BABIES:

 

•Infants should only be taken out in very cold weather when absolutely necessary. To prevent overheating, dress your child in one or two more layers than you are wearing.

 

•Be sure her fingers, toes, ears, nose, and chin are covered but that she can still breathe easily.

 

•Do not place a blanket or a snowsuit under the car seat straps. In the event of an accident, extra inches between the harness and your baby could cause her to slip out of the car seat.

See you in Lower Queens Park!